Fix: Omegle Error Connecting to Server

Error connecting to server. Please try again

Omegle is a chat room where you can video chat with a random stranger anywhere in the world and it’s probably the most successful website for such as purpose. However, the site still struggles with the “Error connecting to server” error message which prevents you from using this service at all.

Omegle Error connecting to server
Omegle Error connecting to server

The problem is easily solvable and there are quite a few methods you can find all around the world. Still, we have gathered the most successful methods and presented them here on the site. Good luck!

What Causes Omegle Error Connecting to Server?

Among other causes, the error can be caused by faulty Internet connection settings which can be solved either by reacquiring an IP address and DNS server or by using a VPN to use different, fake settings.

Another often culprit is browsing data accumulating on your computer, either created by websites or by the Flash plugin. Deleting these cookies won’t affect your browsing experience but it may solve your problem!

Solution 1: Use this set of Helpful Commands

This set of commands in run in Command Prompt and it can help you solve many network connection related problems. The thing is that this will rebuild some IP and DNS settings and reacquire some of them. Check to see if this method works out for you.

  1. Search for “Command Prompt” by typing it either right in the Start menu or by pressing the search button right next to it. Right-click the first entry which will pop up as a search result and select the “Run as administrator” context menu entry.
  2. Additionally, you can also use the Windows Logo Key + R key combination in order to bring up the Run dialog box. Type in “cmd” in the dialog box which appears and use the Ctrl + Shift + Enter key combination for admin Command Prompt.
Command Prompt via Run box
Command Prompt via Run box
  1. Type in the following commands in the window and make sure you press Enter after typing each one. Wait for the “Operation completed successfully” message or something similar to know that the method worked and you haven’t made any mistakes while typing. Make a short pause between these two commands.
  1. Reopen Omegle in your browser and check to see if the Omegle “Error connecting to server” message appears.

Solution 2: Use a VPN to Open Omegle

Using a VPN can be a tricky deal and you should always consult with your network provider in order to check whether using a VPN is okay. Using a VPN is also illegal in some countries so make sure you look up on this.

Various people have reported that using a VPN to open this website made it work so make sure you choose a proper tool to handle the job.

Solution 3: Delete Flash Browsing Data

Deleting this data can be done within your browser and this is one of the major solutions to the problem as Omegle uses Flash extensively.

  1. Navigate to this link by clicking it and check under Website Storage Settings panel for the Flash loading. If it doesn’t load automatically, click on Get Adobe Flash and a popup should appear prompting to run Flash so confirm it.
Macromedia Website Storage Settings panel
Macromedia Website Storage Settings panel
  1. Under the Website Storage Settings tab, click on Delete all sites and confirm your choice. Restart your browser and Omegle should work.

Solution 4: Delete All Cookies in Your Browser

When certain sites fail to load properly, you can easily solve the problem simply by deleting all cookies you browser uses. Your browsing experience won’t spoil yet you will be able to use the site normally again. This method doesn’t work for everyone but it’s worth trying it as it’s easy!

Google Chrome:

  1. Clear your browsing data in Google Chrome by clicking on the three vertical dots in the top right corner of its window. After that, click on the “More tools” option and then “Clear browsing data”. In order to clear everything choose the “the beginning of time” setting as the time period and select what types of data you wish to delete. We recommend you clear out the cache and cookies.
Clearing browsing data in Chrome
Clearing browsing data in Chrome
  1. In order to get rid of ALL cookies, again click on the three dots and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom and expand the Advanced settings.
  2. Open Content settings and scroll down to the list of all cookies that remained after you have already deleted them in the Step 1. Delete either all cookies you find there.
Google Chrome Content settings
Google Chrome Content settings
  1. Restart your computer again and check if the 2000 Network Error still appears when watching a stream on Twitch.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser by double-clicking its icon on your Desktop or by searching for it in the Start menu.
  2. Click on the library-like button located at the upper right part of the browser’s window (left from the menu button) and navigate to History >> Clear Recent History…
Mozilla Firefox Clear recent history
Mozilla Firefox Clear Recent History
  1. There are quite a few options for you to manage now. Under the Time range to clear setting, choose “Everything” by clicking the arrow which will open the dropdown menu.
  2. Click on the arrow next to Details where you can see just what will be deleted when you select the Clear history option as the meaning is not the same as on other browsers and it includes all types of browsing data.
  3. We recommend you choose Cookies before you click on Clear Now. Wait for the process to finish and restart your browser. Check to see if the problem is gone now.

Kamil Anwar

Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.